When asked ‘What kind of person are you?’, most people look for their acquaintances to get the answer. Although only they would know best about their personality and strengths, people define themselves through others’ eyes. Suppose you are given a mirror, a sheet of paper, and a pen and are placed i
Do you have a smartphone? How much time do you spend using your smartphone? Nowadays, almost everyone in the world uses a smartphone regardless of nationality or age for its tremendous convenience. Users not only find information easily but also interact with friends on SNS using only a smartphone.
When we eat delicious food, visit a nice café, or travel, we usually take pictures and post them on our SNS accounts. Nobody forces us to do it. We do it of our own free. We just want to communicate with others or share our special experiences. However, we should keep in mind that our posting
One Japanese mystery novelist who comes to mind among Korean readers is Higashino Keigo. Catchy stories, mystery novels, unexpectable endings, wide genre, popular Japanese novelist, and former engineer. These are just a few words that describe Higashino Keigo. From mystery to romance, he covers a wi
Do you remember last time you sat down to draw? It might have been back during your childhood. Or was it recently? Before the camera, people spend much time drawing. However, there is something special engaging in the act of drawing even with the existence of cameras. People learn to see the world m
Ahn Ha Yura Hello, I’m Ahn Ha Yura who was selected to be a trainee of The Sookmyung Times. I’m excited and nervous to be part of SMT. It was one of my dreams since high school to work for news media. I will work hard to comprehensively deal with various social issues by writing articles in SMT. Cho
Have you ever seen a Korean historical drama? You will likely have noticed that they all contain a king, his ministers, and a palace. Most Korean ancestors depicted on television are high society figures such as kings and queens. However, outside the palace, there are villages and marketplaces fille
Bonjour, Sookmyungians! I’m Tintin, a news reporter from Belgium. I have had many adventures while traveling around the world. Oh, this is my companion, Snowy. He often helps me with his smart, sensitive sense of smell, but he also likes eating and playing so much that he sometimes causes trouble. T
Each semester, this SMT reporter starts off her day with a cup of coffee from a café that is typically given in a plastic cup. In the afternoon, she drops by a convenience store to buy lunch, which is also served in plastic or a paper box. One day, this reporter realized how much waste she wa
In the yearbook that you find accidentally while cleaning your room, you will have likely noticed a lot of faces you haven’t seen for a long time. Though all of the people you see will not be close school buddies, you may wonder what those former school mates are doing right now. Looking at their ph
“And the award goes to...!” It is December, the last month of the year, and the time for award ceremonies. The Sookmyung Times also decided to hold such a ceremony. Throughout the year, many great books and movies are published or released for everyone to enjoy. Among the great works, SMT reporters
Surrounded by city lights, busily moving cars, and people stands a beautiful piece of history. Deoksugung, as beautiful as it is, was once greater and even more astonishing. Behind the beauty and peace that remain today is a heartbreakingly sad history. In the center of Seoul, under the bright moonl
Do you know the artwork ? It’s a painting of two men playing ssireum, Korean wrestling, and the audience is shown enjoying the game by eating some candy and smoking. It is a famous artwork painted by Kim Hongdo. Through his paintings, people can discover his thoughts, emotions, and contempo
What would you do if you have only three months left to live because of a disease or disability? While it is scary to consider, it is natural for us all to die since human life is finite. However, the characters in the book and the movie that SMT will introduce here ponder the meaning of life throug
Imagine having a drink with foreign friends in Korea. What Korean drink would you first introduce to them? Most of us would choose soju or beer because they are the most common. People think they represent Korean alcohol. However, there are many more representative traditional liquor types in Korea.
October 31, Day of the Dead arrives! Jack-O-lanterns line the streets, and little rascals roaming about pranking others. The black cats’ eyes sparkle, skeletons dangle on trees, ghosts pass through people, and witches fly through the skies on brooms with glee. At Halloween everything spooky and cree
‘As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.’ How is this affecting everyday life? People drink dozens of cups of coffee daily to stay awake, eat instant food to save time for work or study, enjoy alcohol as entertainment, and sleep irregular hours.
Every great artist has their own style. Dynamic brush strokes and starry nights make us recall Vincent Van Gogh. Most of us can instantly identify the painter Klimt when we look at women in gold and water lilies by Monet. There is also one other great artist that is easy to recognize. Girls playing
Have you ever entered the imaginary world? In our imagination, animals can talk and fictional creatures flourish. Because our imagination creates a world so different from reality, people come alive with excitement and fun entering that new world. Books and movies take you to these new worlds. They
What words come to mind when you hear “ceramics”? Some might say “Asian traditional pottery and bowls and cups.” Others might be reminded of the film , a renowned love story about a man who was killed and the woman he loves. In the film, the two leading actors are seen making pottery to